oval

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Noun[edit]

oval ‎(plural ovals)

  1. A shape rather like an egg or an ellipse.
  2. A sporting arena etc. of this shape.
  3. (mathematics) In a projective plane, a set of points, no three collinear, such that there is a unique tangent line at each point. (A tangent line is defined as a line meeting the point set at only one point, also known as a 1-secant.)

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Adjective[edit]

oval ‎(comparative more oval, superlative most oval)

  1. Having the shape of an oval.
  2. Of or pertaining to an ovum.
    oval conceptions

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Usage notes[edit]

The adjectives oval, ovate, and ovoid all come from roots meaning "egg-shaped". They are usually denotatively synonymous. A connotation of one end being bigger than the other (which is often true of eggs) may or may not be implied. Of the three, oval is the one mostly likely to connote a symmetrical ellipse.

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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

oval (epicene, plural ovales)

  1. oval (oval-shaped)

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ou +‎ -al

Adjective[edit]

oval m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural ovals)

  1. oval

Noun[edit]

oval m ‎(plural ovals)

  1. oval

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

oval ‎(comparative ovaler, superlative ovalsten)

  1. oval

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ovalis

Adjective[edit]

oval ‎(neuter singular ovalt, definite singular and plural ovale)

  1. oval

Noun[edit]

oval m ‎(definite singular ovalen, indefinite plural ovaler, definite plural ovalene)

  1. an oval

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ovalis

Adjective[edit]

oval ‎(neuter singular ovalt, definite singular and plural ovale)

  1. oval

Noun[edit]

oval m ‎(definite singular ovalen, indefinite plural ovalar, definite plural ovalane)

  1. an oval

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

oval m, f ‎(plural ovais, comparable)

  1. oval (shaped like an egg)

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

oval m, f ‎(plural ovales)

  1. oval (shaped like an oval)

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